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Consider alternative approaches to treat insomnia, nurse says

June 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Given the limitations of pharmacotherapies in treating insomnia, alternative therapies that do not involve medications should be contemplated to provide relief, according to a presenter here at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“Insomnia makes a real impact on our society in terms of cost, in terms of things such as lost productivity at work, in terms of motor vehicle and occupational accidents,” Paula Demasi, BSN, MSN, APN, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, told Healio Family Medicine in an interview. “Though it’s hard to quantify and measure, it’s a true problem.”

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Better understanding needed on differentiating, managing different forms of insomnia

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Insomnia is a poorly understood medical condition, meaning it is often not diagnosed or appropriately treated, according to a presenter here at the…
In the Journals

Internet, in-person cognitive behavioral therapy effective for insomnia in military

June 22, 2017
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered in person or via the internet improved insomnia among military personnel. “About 10% of deployed military…
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Ultra-pure melatonin supplement provides continuous sleep for up to 7 hours

June 20, 2017
A drug-free, nonprescription sleep product that continuously releases and absorbs melatonin extended melatonin-targeted sleep maintenance levels in the body to 6.7…
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Sleep and Schizophrenia

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling condition that significantly impacts social and occupational functioning. Sleep…
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Psychiatric Implications of Neurological Disorders: May 2017

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

Descartes wrote about a realm of the soul beyond the brain. Spinoza rejected Descartes’ idea, stating, in effect, that…
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Consider alternative approaches to treat insomnia, nurse says

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Given the limitations of pharmacotherapies in treating insomnia, alternative therapies that do not involve medications should…

Meeting News

Better understanding needed on differentiating, managing different forms of insomnia

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Insomnia is a poorly understood medical condition, meaning it is often not diagnosed or appropriately treated, according to a…

In the Journals

Internet, in-person cognitive behavioral therapy effective for insomnia in military

June 22, 2017
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered in person or via the internet improved insomnia among military personnel. “About 10% of…

Meeting News

Ultra-pure melatonin supplement provides continuous sleep for up to 7 hours

June 20, 2017
A drug-free, nonprescription sleep product that continuously releases and absorbs melatonin extended melatonin-targeted sleep maintenance levels in…

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AASM updates recommendations for diagnosing adult obstructive sleep apnea

June 16, 2017
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued a new clinical practice guideline indicating when performing attended polysomnography in an…

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Insomnia associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts

June 15, 2017
Patients with insomnia are more likely to report thoughts of suicide and death during the past 30 days than those without insomnia, according to…

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New drug shows promise in patients with narcolepsy, sleep apnea

June 13, 2017
Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced that its selective dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, known as JZP-110, showed positive efficacy in adult…

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Psychiatric Implications of Neurological Disorders

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
The fields of neurology and psychiatry have an undeniably common origin. This relationship has been historically recognized by Freud who believed…

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Sleep Disorders and Dementia: From Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Decisions

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
A growing body of evidence shows the bidirectional relationship between sleep disorders and dementia. Sleep disorders often precede cognitive…

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An Elderly Man with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Abnormal Sleep-Related Behaviors

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
A 78-year-old man with a longstanding history of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) presented to the sleep medicine clinic requesting a new continuous…

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